Eva Marie Di Gesse

April 15, 2010

Eva Marie DiGesse passed away unexpectedly at the age of 48, on Thursday, April 15th, she was the longtime companion of Paul J. Quinlan of Woburn. Devoted mother of James E. DiGesse and Mikaila I. DiGesse both of Woburn. Beloved daughter of Joan J. (Cieslik) DiGesse Woburn and the late Edward J. DiGesse. Dear sister of Joan H. White and her husband John, Deanna Christie and her husband Ronald all of Woburn, Walter J. DiGesse and his wife Lisa of Billerica and Barbara Connell of FL. Her loving companion Paul’s family, Michael Quinlan and his wife Karen of NH, Steven Quinlan and his wife Linda of Burlington and Laura Bradford and her husband Colin of Dracut. Also lovingly survived by her nieces and nephewsRenee, Jonathan, William, David, Amy, Angela, Alex, Addison, Allison, Elizabeth, Madelyn, Edward, Sandy, Steven, Laura, Conor, Jake, Shaun, Jennifer, Sarah and Jack, three great nieces and one great nephew. Funeral Services are private and are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. A Celebration of Eva’s life, to which her relatives and friends are invited, will be celebrated at the Loyal Order of Moose, 4 Federal Street, Woburn,Tuesday, April 20th at 12:30p.m. Donations may be made in Eva’s memory to the James and Mikaila DiGesse Memorial Fund,c/o Northern Bank & Trust 300 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01701.

OBITUARY:

Eva Marie DiGessie, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday April 15th. The beloved longtime companion of Paul J. Quinlan, she was forty-eight years of age.

Born in Brighton, Eva was the daughter of Joan J. (Cieslik) DiGesse and the late Edward J. DiGesse. Her family moved to Woburn when she was just a year old, making their home in the high school area. She was a graduate of Woburn High School, Class of 1979. Following High School, Eva began working in the Courrier service, a position which she held for many years for

Commonwealth Carriers, Eastern Connections and Brentwood Cab to name a few.

During her early twenties, she met her longtime companion, Paul and they shared over twenty five wonderful years together and raised two children.

A woman with a huge heart, Eva was very devoted and loving mother. In addition to her children, Eva was also a loving aunt to her many nieces and nephews. A talented knitter, she made hats, mittens and scarfs for all the children. She also organized a yearly Easter egg hunt, that became a family tradition.

In her leisure, Eva enjoyed camping, loved spending time at the ocean, played bingo, scrabble and was an avid cribbage player.

Eva was predeceased by her father, Edward J. DiGesse.

She is lovingly survived by her children, James E. DiGesse and Mikaila I. DiGesse both of Woburn, her longtime companion, Paul J. Quinlan, her mother, Joan J. (Cieslik) DiGesse of Woburn her siblings, Joan H. White and her husband John, Deanna Christie and her husband Ronald all of Woburn, Walter J. DiGesse and his wife Lisa of Billerica and Barbara Connell of FL. Her loving companion Paul’s family, Michael Quinlan and his wife Karen of NH, Steven Quinlan and his wife Linda of Burlington and Laura Bradford and her husband Colin of Dracut. Also lovingly survived by her nieces and nephews, Renee, Jonathan, William, David, Amy, Angela, Alex, Addison, Allison, Elizabeth, Madelyn, Edward, Sandy, Steven, Laura, Conor, Jake, Shaun, Jennifer, Sarah and Jack, three great nieces and one great nephew. Funeral Services are private and are under the direction of the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. A Celebration of Eva’s life, to which her relatives and friends are invited, will be celebrated at the Loyal Order of Moose, 4 Federal Street, Woburn, Tuesday, April 20th at 12:30p.m.

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  1. eva we love you and miss you soo much i cant believe we were together just hours before you left to become an angel! im glad we had our weekly coffee’s and scrabble games despite the people ordering you not to see us and you were strong enough not to let people control your life!! we will miss you and we will make sure you have fresh flowers every week!! till we meet again!! love always nicole, ashley and samantha

  2. So sorry to hear about Eva’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    xoxoxox
    With much love,
    JoAnn (White-Kiimpel)

  3. Joan & family You are in Our thoughts and Prayers. Eva had a Heart as big as Her Father’s.
    The Alexander Family
    Richie & Susan
    Chris and Melissa-Damon & Christopher

  4. I am shocked and sadened by hearing the passing of Eva,She was a true friend to me and welcomed me to the neigborhood when my family first moved here back in 73.I will never forget all the great time’s we shared together on auburn street. The world lost a women with a true heart of gold, My heart go’s out to her family and friend’s on this very sad ocasion. R.I.P Eva, you will never be forgotten. See you in heaven. Your old friend Michael

  5. How sad to hear of Eva’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Even though we are at distance living now in California, my heart goes out to you.

    Kathy (Olberg) Sternbach

  6. Eva I will miss you so very much and I know you and Dwayne are finally running around together again.Love you with all my heart.
    Love Aunty Joy & Ann

  7. So sorry to hear about Eva such a young age my heart goes out to her children and family. I used to hang out with eva when we were in middle school and high school i can remember going to her house on Auburn st she was a great person and from time to time i would run into her at 7-11 or family dollar may god give you all the strenght to carry on R.I.P. Eva

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